Feet in 2 Worlds’ News Picks, July 10, 2012

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Despite his highly-touted executive order regarding federal immigration policy, President Obama’s website makes it difficult for people to look up his position on immigration, according to Real Clear Politics.

After the Supreme Court ruling on SB 1070, a judge in South Carolina has announced he needs to revisit his own state’s immigration law, according to this Associated Press article.

Latina Lista reports on Texas Governor Rick Perry’s hardline opposition to the Medicaid expansion mandated by the Affordable Care Act, and its effect on Latinos in the state.  Last week, Latina Lista also wrote about a new report of human rights abuses along the U.S.-Mexico border.

In a related story from the Associated Press, a Mexican was reportedly shot dead by U.S. agents at the border, resulting in criticism from the Mexican government.

Adriano Espaillat finally conceded in his bid for Charles Rangel’s congressional seat, but according to El Diario he has not decided whether or not to officially run for reelection to the NY State Senate, despite a looming deadline to declare.

Last week, we linked to a story about a Latino journalist’s struggle with immigration authorities.  New American Media has a story on the subject here.

Voices of NY discusses an interesting article in News India Times, noting that many Indian immigrants lack a comprehensive knowledge of American history.

Congressman Jerrold Nadler came out strong against the recent spate of anti-Semitic graffiti in Borough Park, according to the Bensonhurst Bean.

In Sheepshead Bay, New York State Assemblyman Steve Cymbrowitz criticizes the New York City Board of Elections for failing to translate voting materials into Russian.

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AboutJustin Mitchell
Justin Mitchell was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. He graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 2002 with a degree in theater, and worked as an ESL teacher in the Czech Republic, Cambodia, and Korea. He is now a student at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism with a focus in international journalism. Follow him on Twitter @mittinjuschell.